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Under attack: Gutsy reporting and investigations from Salvadoran site El Faro

Since 1998, El Faro has fought a gutsy battle for accountability in this country of 6.5 million people in Central America, bordered by Guatemala and Honduras.

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Ethics Court says Peruvian channels violated guiding principles in electoral coverage; channels reject resolution

After the scandal and controversy unleashed by the dismissal and resignation of journalists from channels owned by Grupo La República and Grupo El Comercio due to disagreements over electoral coverage, came the decision of the Ethics Court of the Peruvian Press Council, which determined that the channels violated their guiding principles.

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Cuban journalists detained during historic demonstrations; some whereabouts unknown and one faces charges

Seven journalists have been detained in Cuba following historic demonstrations throughout the island that started on July 11 amid food and medication shortages.

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Mexican editor of El Faro digital newspaper given five days to leave El Salvador after government denies work permit

In what journalists and press groups say is an act against the free exercise of journalism in El Salvador, El Faro editor Daniel Lizárraga, of Mexico, has had his temporary work permit denied by the government.

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Inter-American Court to decide on pivotal cases concerning community radios in Guatemala and defamation in Ecuador

Two important cases for freedom of expression on the continent were heard during the most recent Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) that ended on June 25: one about community radios in Guatemala, and the other about of case of the newspaper El Universo in Ecuador.

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Guatemalan journalists fight threats and lack of transparency to do investigative and community journalism

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) spoke with representatives of three digital media in Guatemala, who spoke about the main challenges for doing investigative journalism in the country and also how they are innovating and investing in new narrative and business strategies

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Exit of journalists during elections threatens the credibility of television channels in Peru

The recent resignation of a group of journalists claiming a violation of the Guiding Principles of their media outlet, as well as the subsequent dismissal of two producers from the América TV and Canal N channels has caused a scandal in which even the press council’s Ethics Court is involved.

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How the lack of Brazilian correspondents in China affects perceptions of both countries

Brazilian journalists working in China alert to a growth of disinformation and synophobia.

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Criminal investigations against journalists: Nicaraguan government's fortified strategy to persecute the press

In one of the most aggressive actions against the independent press in Nicaragua, the country's public prosecutor, close to the administration of President Daniel Ortega, has called at least 16 journalists from the country as witnesses or has named them among those investigated in a case of alleged money laundering.

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Nicaraguan police raid Confidencial’s newsroom for second time

In a new assault on the Nicaraguan press, this May 20 the government of Daniel Ortega raided for the second time the editorial office of magazine Confidencial, founded by journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, at the same time that it arrested different international journalists who they covered the incident. A cameraman for the media outlet remains missing.